Craig Buckler, Mar 21
How to Charge for Websites: the Agile Way
In his last article about web development charging options, Craig examines agile billing. Can it solve the problems associated with fixed-price and pay-per-hour projects?
Kerry Butters, Mar 21
Are Most Winning A/B Test Results Misleading?
A report by Martin Goodson claims that most winning A/B tests are misleading. We look at the analysis and offer suggestions based on Goodson's research.
Craig Buckler, Mar 19
How to Charge for Websites: Pay-Per-Hour Projects
In the second of three articles about web development charging options, Craig looks at pay-per-hour projects.
Craig Buckler, Mar 17
How to Charge for Websites: Fixed-Price Projects
There are many ways to charge for a website project. The fixed-price option is the most popular, but is it right for you?
John Tabita, Feb 25
How to Create Ads People Want to Click
If you’ve been in the web industry less than 10 years, you don’t realize you’ve been standing on the shoulders of giants. It’s commonplace for those in digital media to disparage print advertising like Yellow Pages. But were it not for countless media studies conducted over the years, we’d have no clue how to make an effective ad.
Design & UX
Robert Morris, Feb 11
Page Speed and Business Metrics: The Relationship
Are your good design practices hurting your website performance? Robert takes us through some very common site problems, and how to fix them.
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Jan 31
Look at Me! Six Ways to Boost Your Design Presence
Oleg Lola, Oct 22
Monetizing Mobile Applications
Jacco Blankenspoor, Sep 05
Integrating DoubleClick for Publishers into WordPress
Craig Buckler, Jun 12
RIP Twitter API 1.0
From today, you must use Twitter's API version 1.1 to integrate with the service. Is that a problem? Craig discusses a number of issues which could backfire.
Craig Buckler, Jan 25
What is the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2013?
Are you missing out on hot new technologies which guarantee fame and fortune? The reality may be a little more mundane, but Craig provides some great advice for choosing a programming language.
Craig Buckler, Nov 14
Are 20% projects profitable?
Apple has announced a new "Blue Sky" initiative which is similar to Google's 20% pet projects. Craig asks: do these policies generally work or are they only good for employee engagement?
Craig Buckler, Nov 05
100,000 Snooping Native Apps vs Mobile Web Security
A recent security report claims 26% of native smart phone applications access users' personal data including contacts and emails. The arguments for native app vs mobile web continue...
Ned Dwyer, Nov 03
Quit the Yak Shaving: Outsource to Save Money
As a developer it's hard to know what you should outsource. If you want to maximise your output you need to know when to bring in the professionals.
Craig Buckler, Oct 19
Microsoft IE10 and its "Do Not Track" Default Settings
Microsoft has announced that IE10 will enable "Do Not Track" by default; a decision which has outraged corporate America. Craig looks at both sides of the debate.
Craig Buckler, Sep 12
Microsoft Opens the Windows Store to Developers
Windows 8 will have its own App Store. Craig looks at the monetization and promotional opportunities it offers web developers.
Ned Dwyer, Aug 25
Outsource Your Marketing and Drive Traffic to Your Site
Craig Buckler, Aug 24
5 Business Lessons You Can Learn From Apple
Apple has become the most valuable company on the planet. Craig discusses ways you can emulate their success in your business.
Scott Handsaker, Jul 24
Web Consulting Doesn't Have to be a Struggle
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Jan 23
SEO Alert! Google Downgrades Pages With Too Many Ads
Google has announced an algorithm change which downgrades any site with too many adverts above the fold. Craig discusses the policy and whether Google is starting to dictate how you design web pages.
Brandon Eley, Jan 11
How To Increase Conversions by 50% Overnight
Brandon Eley finds user testing can be a very effective way to reach out to the unconverted.
Brandon Eley, Oct 26
Can Retargeting Boost Your Bottom Line?
Could behavioral retargeting be a marketing technique that delivers more customers to you? Brandon Eley takes a look.
Brandon Eley, Mar 04
Don't be Afraid to Change Focus
In today's fast-changing industry climate, businesses need to be flexible and ready to adapt. Brandon has some excellent tips on how to keep your business ready for change.
Brandon Eley, Feb 04
Keeping It Personal: Tips for Better Segmenting
Direct from the trenches of his inbox, Brandon presents the case for better segmentation with email marketing, in order to really capitalize on ecommerce sales.